Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is today (Wednesday) pleased to announce a number of new senior appointments:
Stephanie Lau, currently Senior Vice President, Listed Issuer Regulation, has been appointed Managing Director, Co-Head of IPO Vetting. Together with Lin Shi, Ms Lau will have oversight of all HKEX issuer listing applications. Ms Lau qualified as a lawyer in Hong Kong, as well as in England and Wales, and has 20 years of experience in corporate finance and listing related matters. Ms Lau will report to Bonnie Y Chan, Head of Listing.
In addition, Katherine Ng, Managing Director, Listing, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, Listing. In her new role, she will continue to lead Listing’s Policy and Secretariat Services department, and will report to Bonnie Y Chan, Head of Listing. Grace Hui, currently Chief Operating Officer, Listing, will move to HKEX’s Markets Division to take on a new role, as Managing Director, Head of Green and Sustainable Finance. She will explore the creation of commercial propositions to facilitate sustainable financing for environmentally-aligned organisations. Ms Hui will report to Wilfred Yiu, Head of Markets.
All appointments are effective 1 May 2020.
Bonnie Y Chan, Head of Listing, said: “These are key appointments in one of the busiest Listing departments in the world, and I am delighted to be promoting from within the talented pool at HKEX. Having recently re-joined HKEX myself, I have been impressed by the skills and dedication across the division, and I am very much looking forward to continue to work with my team, focusing on our core regulatory responsibilities and supporting Hong Kong’s leading position as a highly-regarded international financial market.”
Wilfred Yiu, Head of Markets, said: “HKEX has long been a champion of sustainable finance, as a corporate, a regulator and a market innovator. I am delighted therefore to welcome Grace to the Markets team, in this new role leading HKEX’s Green and Sustainable Finance programme. I know that her experience and passion will ensure that HKEX continues to be at the forefront of driving new sustainable finance initiatives in Hong Kong.”
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.
HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited. This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange, in China, in 2018.
HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.